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Rod Serling's Original Script Comes to Life in Planet of the Apes: Visionaries


"A lost piece of movie history will be rescued this summer, as Boom! Studios and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products partner to bring Rod Serling's original Planet of the Apes vision to life for the first time in the graphic novel Planet of the Apes: Visionaries.


The Twilight Zone creator was the first screenwriter to adapt Pierre Boulle's novel for the screen, and his draft differs in some important ways from the finished movie — not least of which being that Thomas (not Taylor) discovers an entire modern city filled with apes in a parody of contemporary life, rather than the village seen onscreen. Visionaries uses Serling's screenplay, along with original concept art and makeup tests, as the basis for the graphic novel, with The Simpsons writer Dana Gould and Avengers: Origins artist Chad Lewis responsible for turning it into a complete comic book experience.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.


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